Developing the Ideal Secondary Assessment and Tracking System

Developing the Ideal Secondary Assessment and Tracking System

A one-day course at Saffron Walden County High School, which was recently featured in Tom Sherrington’s blog: “An Exemplary School: The Learning Rainforest made real”

 “Saffron Walden County High School has developed sensible organic authentic assessment packaged up to be useful, informative and, where appropriate, linked to exam outcomes, with high expectations built-in.  It’s not rocket science. But it comes from a place of intelligent understanding of curriculum and assessment and a spirit of giving value to professional expertise.”  Tom Sherrington Nov 2018


The Ideal Assessment Tracking Regime?

Saffron Walden County High School has also been identified as a Centre of Excellence for Assessment.

You may also want to read an article about the development of the SWCHS Assessment Tracking regime on the CTSN Research website:

This course will provide an insight into how schools can:

  • Develop a robust and effective whole school assessment system
  • Allow departments to have assessment systems that suit them
  • Provide clear and informative attainment and progress information for parents and students
  • Ensure teachers can enter data efficiently
  • Have a KS3 assessment policy that doesn’t rely on “spurious flight paths”
  • Produce tracking data that is user-friendly and gives meaningful and useful data to teachers, curriculum and pastoral leaders
  • Shape a marking policy that respects teachers’ wellbeing while providing positive and formative feedback to students that enables them to ‘close the gaps’ in their learning

For whom?

  • Senior Leaders with responsibility for assessment/reporting/data
  • Middle Leaders looking to develop effective departmental assessment systems and helping to shape whole-school approaches

Times and Dates 

10am to 1pm

Wednesday 18 November


Cost: £70


Saffron Walden County High School


If you would like to apply please email Pauline Haslam:


Course Details

Course Code: SWAssess

Price: £70.00

Duration: 1/2 day


Events: Start Date: 25/11/2020